Shorter Tom Hespos

For those wondering what the point of today's Online Spin is, it's that digital media has made it incredibly tough for people who produce content to prop up crappy stuff with good stuff. So the following tactics are dead or dying:

  • Putting out a "Greatest Hits" or "Best of..." album with two good songs and 18 crappy ones.
  • Relying on good TV shows to provide tune-in and relying on "lead-in" to bolster ratings for crappy shows.
  • Shrink-wrapping a good DVD with two crappy ones and calling it a package deal.
  • Shitty albums in general. Long live the single!

I'm sure you can think of more.